Questions tagged [sd-card]

SD (Secure Digital) cards and their associated SC/HC/XC technologies are the primary storage medium for the Raspberry Pi. The Pi Models A and B use SD Cards, and new models use Micro SD. SD cards are non-volatile flash memory.

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Expanding partition on SD

I have a Raspberry Pi running Openmediavault and I need to expand the main partition as I’m running out of space. I’ve got a 2013 i7 (64bit) MacBook and I’ve been trying to boot GParted from a usb ...
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Can I use the built in SD card copier to copy the SD card I am running the OS from?

Can I use the built in SD card copier to copy the SD card I am running the OS from? Hello, Raspbian comes with a built in SD card copier application. Can I use it to make a copy of the 64 GB SD card ...
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(RetroPie) (MAME) Are there prewritten ROM sets that fit into specific Micro SD sizes?

I noticed the MAME sets at Archive.org MAY work with Retropie OS, but it's over 200 GB, and I was wondering if there was any way of knowing which games will or won't run, or if there were prewritten ...
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SD to USB Adapter: Will the SD card appear as a USB device?

My colleague and I are writing an endurance test for SD cards (running read/write/erase block cycles). We're considering using an Raspberry Pi 3 to run the tests on. The issue is we will be using ...
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Multiple problems with my Raspberry Pi 3

I am not new to the Pi 3 and now have it for quite a few months now. However, I started to face multiple problems: My pi 3 would shut down and restart when I was working on it. At a time, only the ...
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Trying to install Kali on my Pi 3

I'm a beginner with the Raspberry Pi and know little about it, so please bear with me. I was trying to install Kali onto my Pi, so I used my PC to format an SD card and load what I assume is the image ...
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Raspberry Pi 3 SD card corrupted, only 30mb partition appearing [duplicate]

So I attempted to boot my Raspberry Pi 3 running BerryBoot with raspbian and retropie installed, but it wouldn't boot. So I tried to plug my sd card into the computer, and instead of the boot ...
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Kernel panic when running Raspberry Pi 3 version of CentOS

I'm new to Raspberry Pi and Linux. I'm a university student and I'm a little stuck. I had the idea that if I formatted the SD card that come with the Raspberry Pi and put CentOS (that's the OS we use ...
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Automate builds for custom RaspberryPi images [closed]

I have a Python application that is used exclusively on RaspberryPi’s (RPi 2/3/zero) due to its GPIOs and other hardware interfaces. I would like to automate the build of finished SD card images based ...
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Raspberry Pi 3 will not load SD Card

I have a very strange problem and have gone through 2 pi's atm. I have Raspberry Pi 3, I put an OMV imageon it [1]. The first time I boot up the Raspberry Pi it outputs and has a Kernal error: I try ...
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Is my SD card port broken?

It was working fine with Raspbian. I wanted to change to Arch Arm for a project. When I booted into it, it said can't find the partition (mmcbl0pc2, or something), and dropped me into emergency shell. ...
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Raspberry Pi 3 Model B will not read SD Card

I have a new Raspberry Pi 3 and wanted to download OMV onto it, however, I can not get the Pi to read my SD card. I have two different SD cards that I have tried but the ACT light never turns on. ...
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How to fix: rpi sd card partitions not recogized [closed]

I am trying to clone an image that I have been working on. I have a 32G sd card. When I plug it into my pc, windows sees it as 4 different drives. There is a "Boot" drive, a "RECOVERY" drive, and ...
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Will linking the clock file to an in-memory file lower the wear on the SD card?

I use systemd-timesyncd, which writes a status (probably) to a file at every synchronization. As the Arch documentation mentions, The service writes to a local file /var/lib/systemd/clock with ...
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Is it possible to flash the sd card without removing it?

I have my pi 3 B+ in a case, and in the event I need to completely reinstall it, I'd rather not unscrew the case. Is there a way I can get at it through USB? Ideally I'd love the whole pi board to act ...
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Operating Pi in below zero temperatures?

I have a few RPi3s and have noticed that any time I attempt to operate any of them in temperatures below -12C they fail to boot up properly. Sometimes the boot process fails at the command line after ...
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Installing OS on SD card will not work

I know at first glance that this question has been asked many times, but I have seen no one with the same problem as me so far. I also was really excited to start using my raspberry pi 3 model B v1.2 ...
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Can't boot act led always on

i have two cards. Old 4gb and new 32gb. New card: I successfully can boot from this old card: And can't from this card: Both card was written by etcher. What can be wrong here?
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SD card was 32GB, now only 8MB. Won't format [closed]

I'm attempting to reformat an SD card in order to use it as a boot drive for NOOBS on my Raspberry Pi. I'm not sure what the card was previously used for, most likely data logging on an old arduino ...
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Can I set up a Raspberry Pi SD card in a phone?

So I can't afford a PC, but maybe I can get a Raspberry Pi. I heard about the SD card flashing, is it possible to do it on a smartphone? Download files and flash the SD card or will I need some things ...
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Problem reallocating space to root after transferring 32GB NOOB to 64GB SD Card

I've seen some other threads out there but I can't seem to get any of the suggestions to work. Maybe its because I can't seem to get GParted Live to run on my NUC. I'm trying to resize the ...
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Shut down standalone pi without access

I'm working on getting a pi connected to my wifi network (my first attempt failed). I don't have ethernet access, nor do I have a monitor and keyboard. When pulling the plug, I'm corrupting the ...
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Raspberry pi 3 model b doesn't boot

I recently bought a new pi 3 from a merchant on a platform like ebay. It came as a combo with power supply 2.5A, the board itself, heatsinks and the white and red enclosure box. Everything looks fine ...
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Raspberry Pi is always Read-Only after installing

Model: Raspberry Pi 3 B SD: 8GB MicroSDHC For the past couple of weeks I've been stuck with my Pi not working. I've followed numerous guides. I've downloaded Raspbian Stretch With Desktop OS from ...
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Raspbian SD Card Size

I have a 16 GB SD card and I installed it on the Raspbian operating system. But when I type df -h on the terminal screen it shows 4.5 GB. Operating System : Raspbian GNU/Linux 8 Jessie $df -h ...
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Can I use this 64 GB SD card with my Raspberry Pi or do I need to prepare it somehow first?

Can I use this 64 GB SD card with my Raspberry Pi or do I need to prepare it somehow first? SD Card Type: SanDisk Ultra 64GB XC Just bought my first Raspberry Pi 3 Model B 1.2 Not even sure about ...
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RPi corrupting one SD card a week

I have a model 3 running some python code as a service. It's never on for more than 30 minutes at a time and is maybe used once a day. However, when I do use it, it is often powered on and off ...
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How can I copy a Pi image to a used Pi sd card? The disc imager telles me that the “old” Pi SD card is write protected [closed]

I use a Pi 3 for development. Now I want to clone the SD card with my program to a Pi Zero W. I read out the image of the Pi 3 card with "disc imager", but cannot rewrite it onto the card that I used ...
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How can I tell if a manufacturer provided SD Card image has malware or spyware bundled in it?

I bought an el cheapo 3.5" LCD for my Raspberry Pi from Amazon. It turns out there are many people making copies of the design, to the effect that the first(?) manufacturer says that their LCD is ...
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how to enable super user to modify config.txt file to enable codex

I am trying to edit the config.txt file so that I can add the licence codec key codes. I have noobs and Raspbian installed on the Pi. When I use the text editor that comes with Raspbian to try and ...
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Raspberry Pi 3 stuck on Windows 10 IoT boot after using it successfully for hours, twice

I've installed Windows IoT Core (16299) on a SDFormatter4 formatted, supported SanDisk Ultra Micro SDHC 16GB using the IoT Dashboard application. I've then inserted the SD card into a Raspberry Pi 3,...
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How to detect when USB drive is mounted?

What is the best way of detecting and responding to filesystem mount events, say on /dev/sdb2? I'd like to be able to copy some of the contents of an SD card when it is inserted. I've tried using ...
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Restoring OTP bit after using MSD boot feature

I have read on the official Raspberry Pi website that it is possible, by adding a line, program_usb_boot_mode=1, to the /boot/config.txt file, to flash a Pi3 with the instruction to boot from USB ...
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Black screen on VirtualBox startup emulation

I have a raspberry pi 2, with a raspbian-stretch (2017-09-07) operative system burn into sd-card by using etcher-1.1.2 app. Raspberry works well!. I tryed follow many guides for mount sd-card ...
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Will creating a partion with fdisk using rpi2

If I create a partion on my 32gig USB stick using rpi2 then format it to FAT32 allow me to then copy the SD card of the Rpi2 onto the USB stick?
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Lowering SD card image file

I try to clone my RPi SD cad to another one under Linux. Of course I created img file using dd command. SD card consist two partitions. First - bootable FAT formatted (small one) and second EXT4 ...
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Can't mount raspberry after I've burn raspbian [closed]

Given: So, I have an 8 GB sd card. TODO: Get raspbian Solution: First I delete the partition: Command (m for help): d Selected partition 1 Partition 1 has been deleted. After i've created a new ...
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Corrupt Raspberry Pi Zero W Micro SD Card

I was working on my Raspberry Pi until suddenly the power cable powering it came out of the port. I attempted to reboot my Raspberry Pi but it refuses to boot. I plugged the Micro SD card into my ...
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Detect automatically whether is MicroSD/SD card is dying

I got many sdcards corrupted on my raspberries. In most of the cases, I detect it performing an fsck on sd card partitions. I did theses tests because system became unstable. In some cases I tried ...
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How to use external flash drive as raspberry pi 3 root storage?

What I want to be able to do is make my raspberry pi use my 1TB Flash drive as the root file system drive for raspberry pi so I can run everything trough it. I want to do this because my current SD ...
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Renaming rcx.d symlinks to simulate update-rc in order to activate sshd on boot in raspberry pi

ps: I know that I just have to put a file names ssh in /boot, but that's not what I want I have a raspberry pi running Raspbian Desktop and unfortunately it still didn't migrate everything to systemd....
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Partition's size in df -h is totally different than the size in /proc/partitions

I'm using buildroot to build a custom linux system for my raspi A+. Using genimage, I've created two partitions on a 1 GB sdcard. The first partion is the boot partition. It's vfat and it is 32 MB. ...
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PI Zero will not boot, Pi 3 will same sd card

I have a Pi 3 and a Pi Zero. I have a sandisk sd card a no name sd card. My Pi 3 will boot with both sd cards. The Pi zero will only boot with the sandisk. I am using the same latest image on both ...
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Can't properly flash some micro SD cards

I have a couple of Micro SD card here and it seems like only some of them can be flashed correctly. No errors during the flashing process, but only the boot partition turns out to be mountable on my ...
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Reading files with a custom kernel

I've been following this tutorial showing you how to write a custom kernel for the raspberry pi. Everything's working out well, but I can't figure out how to read files from the boot partition of the ...
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Raspberry Pi B+ - Cannot Expand File System Screen

I bought a raspberry pi B+ model about a year ago to get into raspberry pi projects and it worked perfectly fine after installing Raspbian. I had done a project to drive a car over IP through an app, ...
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Pi Model 1A won't connect to my router via Ethernet cable

I have an old Raspberry Pi 1 Model A that I am trying to fire up for the first time. I followed the Ethernet Gadget tutorial exactly: I inserted an SD card into my laptop (MacBook Pro) I used Etcher ...
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Is it safe to switch off power to the Pi? [duplicate]

I'm planning on using 20+ R Pi Model B+ to run animated videos on 20+ PC screens, for an exhibition. I'm using Pi Video Looper, which runs on start up, and detects movies on a USB stick. I would like ...
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Is there a way to backup an entire SD card?

I am using a Win7 machine and a bunch of Pis. Some of them took weeks to configure. I would like to backup their SD cards in case they break. It should be backed up so that if it breaks I could simply ...
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Ethernet Gadget with Mac by example

That other question was asking for what my range of options were for SSHing into my RPi from a Mac. Ethernet Gadget is one of several possible solutions. This question is about the specifics of the ...

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